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“excellent”
Review of Tayto Park

Tayto Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and just 30 minutes from Dublin is Ireland’s only theme park and zoo, Tayto Park. With over 100 attractions to experience and enjoy, there is something for everyone; young, old and in between. For the thrill seekers, the Cu Chulainn, Ireland’s first rollercoaster and Europe’s first wooden rollercoaster with an inversion, is sure to get your adrenaline flowing. But that’s not all, there are a huge variety of attractions, 100+ in total. Challenge yourself high in the sky on the Extreme Climbing Walls or Sky Walk, let the kids explore our Playground, Steam Train Express or our Mini Ferris Wheel or take the Tayto Factory Tour, free with entry, and find out the history behind Tayto. And for those who don’t need an increased heart rate to have a good time, enjoy a laid-back stroll through our zoo, where you can interact with the exceptional animal collection, from the mischievous meerkats to the largest of the big cats, the amur tiger.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 28 April 2014

went to the park on a beautiful Friday, very busy with it been the Easter Holidays. 44euro for the four of us and then you pay for whatever rides you wish to go on. The staff here are excellent really look out for the kids if they get afraid on the high wire, The queues are not that long compared to Disney and get there early to avoid them altogether. Food and drinks not a rip off and you may bring your own picnic.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I'm not sure what the other reviewers are raving about. We paid €44 entry and that gave us access to picnic and play areas.
The zip wire and the high wire are great (after 20 minute queues) but not enough to justify the entry fee and the cost for each turn. Towards the end of the day it was so busy we spent one hour queueing for the air hoppers after which it was 5.30pm and we couldn't even use our last 3 tokens (€3) and missed the face painting and the chance to go on the tour.
For the same price of entry you can go to the real zoo with just as many play areas and not have to pay extra for anything else. Or even Funtasia were you only pay for the rides. Good if you like paying entry then paying again for every ride. Good if you like queueing. Bad if you expect value for money. Bottom line: I came away feeling like I'd popped in to 'rip off Ireland' - won't be back!

4  Thank thep0stman
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Very impressed with this place, so much so I bought a yearly ticket. Really clean, lots of comfortable picnic benches with clean tables, a huge, well-maintained playground, a very good "zoo" area with the animals looking well cared for and good enclosures with plenty of stimulation. We didn't eat there but brought a picnic both times we came. Friendly staff, and a nice atmosphere. The first time we came we spent money on the zipline, and another €4 for the two younger kids to go on the twister slide, both of which they loved. The second time we didn't spend anything and had a great day. I'm raging I live so close to this place but never visited before. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Notmyrealname32
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Overall good but works out expensive for what it is especially if you have a few kids. €13.50 each to get in regardless of age and then the activities are €2-3 euros. Could do with investing in a few theme park rides but overall it's worth a visit.

1  Thank Paddym99
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

it was OK, but not allot to keep the kids entertained unless you spent more money on games and rides

2  Thank Sabina R
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